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Ottawa, September 3, 2015 – When it comes to getting involved in the 2015 Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life, Canadians can now donate and register in mere minutes.
The 2015 Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life, taking place between September 12 and 20, 2015, is using state-of-the-art online registration and donation software, making it quick and easy to use, with the highest level of internet security.
To get started, donors and participants are asked to visit www.aidswalkforlife.ca to locate the nearest Walk in their community. With a click of a button, Canadians can then choose to donate or raise funds for the Walk. It takes only a few minutes to register for fundraising, and even less time to donate. The Walk’s registration system can also be accessed through existing Facebook accounts using handheld devices, including tablets and smartphones.
The annual Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life will take place in approximately 40 communities across the country and help participants show solidarity for over 71,000 Canadians living with HIV/AIDS. All proceeds from the Walk help support services for those living with, affected by, or at risk of contracting HIV/AIDS in communities nationwide.
“It’s never been easier to get involved in the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life,” said Monique Doolittle-Romas, Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian AIDS Society. “We hope to see more and more Canadians take advantage our state-of-the-art registration portal to show their support for the thousands of People Living with HIV/AIDS. It only takes a few short minutes to register or donate, but this small gesture goes a long way in making a lasting difference to Canadians whose lives are touched by HIV/AIDS.”
On July 14th, the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life unveiled its theme for 2015: HIV Anonymous which invites PLWHIV/AIDS to talk about, in their own words, how stigma and discrimination have affected their lives. These stories will help educate others about the realities of living with HIV/ AIDS, and open a discussion about the effects of discrimination and the need for more support of the HIV/AIDS community in Canada.
For more information, to view videos or to share a story, visit: http://hivanonymous.ca
Find out more about the Walk here: www.aidswalkforlife.ca
National Corporate Sponsors
Each year, the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life National Corporate Sponsors play a vital role in ensuring the event’s continued success. This year, the Canadian AIDS Society thanks the following National Corporate Sponsors, Creative and Promotional Sponsors:
Title Sponsor: Scotiabank
Silver Sponsor: Gilead
Bronze Sponsor: Lifford
Bronze Sponsor: Luxardo
Creative Partner: TBWA\TORONTO
Promotional Partners: Cineplex Media, Maclean’s Magazine, Marketwired, Rainbow Cinemas/Magic Lantern Theatres, The Walrus Magazine
Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life
The Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life is a project of the Canadian AIDS Society in partnership with the Positive Living Society of British Columbia, the AIDS Committee of Toronto, and community-based AIDS organizations across Canada. During the national week-long event, cities and communities from across the country host Walks to raise funds for local services and programming and to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS. As Canada’s most important HIV/AIDS awareness and fundraising event, the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life has now raised over $40 million for community-based HIV/AIDS service organizations since 1996 and has attracted well over half a million participants. Scotiabank continues its multi-year commitment as title sponsor for the AIDS Walk, playing a key role in expanding its promotional and fundraising capacity.
About the Canadian AIDS Society
The Canadian AIDS Society (CAS) is a national coalition of community-based AIDS organizations across Canada. CAS is dedicated to strengthening the response to HIV/AIDS across all sectors of society, and to enriching the lives of people and communities living with HIV/AIDS. For more information, please visit www.cdnaids.ca.